Cabin in the Sky 1943

Cabin in the Sky

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Cabin in the Sky overcomes some questionable storytelling choices thanks to irresistible musical numbers and a brilliantly talented cast.

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When compulsive gambler Little Joe Jackson (Eddie "Rochester" Anderson) dies in a drunken fight, he awakens in purgatory, where he learns that he will be sent back to Earth for six months to prove that he deserves to be in heaven. He awakens, remembering nothing and struggles to do right by his devout wife, Petunia (Ethel Waters), while an angel known as the General (Kenneth Spencer) and the devil's son, Lucifer Jr. (Rex Ingram), fight for his soul.

Cast & Crew

Ethel Waters
Petunia Jackson
Lena Horne
Georgia Brown
Louis Armstrong
The Trumpeter
Rex Ingram
Lucifer Jr., Lucius
Kenneth Spencer
The General, Rev. Greene
Oscar Polk
The Deacon, Fleetfoot
Mantan Moreland
First Idea Man
Willie Best
Second Idea Man
Albert Lewis
Associate Producer
Harold Arlen
Original Music
Vernon Duke
Original Music
Sidney Wagner
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for Cabin in the Sky

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  • Feb 27, 2007
    If you like musicals and stories about heaven and hell, this film will be something to experience.
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